Share of consumers who often purchase plastic shopping bags in the Netherlands 2018

The survey results suggest that as of 2018, approximately a third of consumers in the Netherlands often purchased plastic bags when they were shopping, while over 60 percent of consumers surveyed indicated that they did not often purchase plastic bags in shops.

To what extent do you agree with the following statement: "I often buy a plastic bag in the shop because I forget to bring my own (shopping) bag"?*

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Release date

February 2019



Survey time period

December 13, 2018 to December 19, 2018

Number of respondents

1,029 respondents

Age group

18-80 years

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

* The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

The statement was phrased by the source as follows: "Ik koop vaak een plastic tas in de winkel omdat ik vergeet om mijn eigen (boodschappen) tas mee te nemen." (English: "I often buy a plastic bag in the shop because I forget to bring my own (shopping) bag.")

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